Homemade Steak Sauce Recipe

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"I think this steak sauce tastes better than the commercial brands," writes Judy Neil of Royal Oak, Michigan. Her creative condiment features everything from tomato paste and raisins to grapefruit juice, honey, garlic and soy sauce.
Recommended: 52 Date Night Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ruby red grapefruit juice
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons coarsely crushed pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 tablespoon: 27 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a nonstick saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in oil until tender. Add honey; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, grapefruit juice, tomato paste and vinegars until blended. Stir in the raisins, garlic powder, pepper, thyme and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for about 20 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1-1/4 cups. Cool to room temperature. Transfer to a blender; cover and process until smooth. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 1-1/4 cups.
Originally published as Homemade Steak Sauce in Light & Tasty June/July 2004, p7

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shellyannhughes User ID: 7377299 92339
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

"I have been all over trying to find this recipe it was on allrecipes sight. thank you for posting this I love to use this from marinating tri tip to putting in my meat loaf an soups an stews. this is the best ever I ahave to be glutin free an they dont make a steak sauce gluten free with switching out gluten for gluten free, its awesome thank you agian for putting this up"

evolunze User ID: 6555532 52737
Reviewed May. 12, 2013


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